"She's fearful it'll hold her down if she doesn't distance herself now, while she's on top in modeling."
Despite her money-hungry momager Kris' insistence she stick around, Kendall refuses to be told what to do when it comes to her career.
According to the insider, the 21-year-old reality star-turned-catwalker "wants to be phased out as soon as possible."
"She knows people look at her and snicker because of her family and it bugs her."
"Kendall adores her family but figures it's death by association, if she's not careful," added the source.
"She wants to get out of L.A., too, and plans to divide her time between New York and Paris."
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